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Author Name:    SWANTON, John R. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 103

Title:   Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians

Publisher:    United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1931, 

Seller ID:   102346

SWANTON, John R. Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians. Washington : United States Government Printing Office, 1931. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-282.(2),+ 4 leaves of plates/maps. Index. 8vo, green cloth. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 103. Contents : Introduction; Historical sketch; The origin legend; Material condition; Social organization: Geographical divisions and towns - Moieties - Clans and local groups - Terms of relationship; Government; Property; Crime and punishment; Regulations for women and childbirth; Personal names; Education; Marriage; Division of labor between the sexes; Games; Travel and greetings; War customs; Burial customs; Religion and medicine: Supernatural beings - Cosmology and mythology - Prayer, sacrifice, dreams, etc - Charms - Pneumatology - Ceremonials and dances - Men having occult powers and doctors; Appendix. Spine ends nicked, else very good. 25.00


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